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12.12.2011 | | Posted at 11:02 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers signed former-Cub Aramis Ramirez to a three-year deal, reportedly worth $36 million. Ramirez will be the Brewers everyday third baseman.nWith his role filled and the non-tender deadline approaching tonight, the Brewers traded Casey McGehee to the Pirates for reliever Jose Veras.nMcGehee was the Brewers 2010 Team MVP, but experienced a major drop-off in production this past season. He w...
12.11.2011 | | Posted at 09:29 PM
By Nicole
Sorry this is just now being posted. I was in Madison for the night last night and couldn't access the blog mobile-y. Here's the thing - this story is so damn jumbled I'm not sure I can write you a coherent post about it. The entire thing is based on leaked information - this is stuff that the public should never have known about. So automatically we have to question every bit. The person that...
12.07.2011 | | Posted at 11:03 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers offered set-up man and former closer Francisco Rodriguez arbitration with the expectation that he would decline. He voiced displeasure last season about only being used in the set-up role and was known to be hoping to return to the closer's role on another team, since the Brewers are set at that position with John Axford. The decision to offer arbitration was considered a slightly risk...
12.05.2011 | | Posted at 11:27 PM
By Nicole
Well Doug Melvin has been saying for a couple of weeks that they were hoping to re-sign Jerry Hairston, Jr, but apparently it wasn't meant to be. Hairston, Jr signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers today. Most think that Hairston would have gotten quite a bit of starts if he returned to the team, but I think he might have ended up as the primary bat off the ben...
11.28.2011 | | Posted at 06:50 PM
By Nicole
If that name makes you do a double take, its because his brother is already the Brewers Bench Coach (he of the calligraphy lineup cards). The hitting coach spot was vacated when Dale Sveum was hired to be the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Johnny Narron has previously worked in the Brewers minor league system as the manager of Rookie-level Helena and hitting coach at the A and High-A levels. ...
11.22.2011 | | Posted at 01:37 PM
By Nicole
Ryan Braun beat out Matt Kemp to win the NL MVP for 2011! I'm honestly a little shocked. Kemp had pretty much swept all the other awards and so it seemed like Braun was something of a long shot. But he won handily, receiving 388 points to Kemp's 332.  Braun was voted in first or second place on every ballot, which might be an even bigger accomplishment. There was no one that doubted that he was o...
11.15.2011 | | Posted at 04:17 PM
By Nicole
The long (feeling) national nightmare that was Mark Kotsay (in CF) is over.  He signed a one-year contract with the Padres, meaning Brewers fans will never again have to worry about Ron Roenicke starting Kotsay in CF in games that matter.  Kotsay will reportedly be making $1.25 million in San Diego.  I'm not going to lie - I'd have been PISSED if the Brewers had committed anywhere near that kin...
11.14.2011 | | Posted at 09:23 PM
By Nicole
Matheny is just 41 and has no coaching experience - he was a minor-league instructor. However, the Cards interviewed 5 men for their head job and just one of them had major-league managing experience. Matheny received a two-year contract with a team option for a third year. That's not a lot of time for someone who's never managed before to establish himself or find a rhythm. Luckily fo...
11.09.2011 | | Posted at 11:44 AM
By Nicole
This is probably only exciting for those of us that are already finding themselves hard up for baseball. The two biggest stories from the release are that the Brewers end Spring Training at Chase Field playing the Arizona Diamondbacks (whom they defeated in the NLDS) and that this may be the final Spring Training that the Brewers play in Maryvale, AZ. The Brewers' contract with Maryvale ex...
11.09.2011 | | Posted at 11:39 AM
By Nicole
In a somewhat surprising move, the Brewers announced yesterday that they have asked their entire coaching staff to return for the 2012 season. That staff consists of hitting coach Dale Sveum, third-base coach Ed Sedar, bullpen coach Stan Kyles, bench coach Jerry Narron, pitching coach Rick Kranitz, first-base coach Garth Iorg and outfield coach/eye in the sky John Shelby.  When you think about ...

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